Sunday, February 12, 2017
The Astonishing Sale of a Disney Princess
I have a love/hate relationship with Disney items. I don't immediately purchase them. I guess in the back of my mind, I'm thinking....who really want's this stuff? Not that I find a lot of Disney items. If I do, it is typically clothing; and I'm just not convinced that Disney clothing is a hot buy. Although I have heard Disney being a great seller, I'm always a little bit cautious.
However, when my daughter found a Disney Traditions Collection Princess at the thrift store - that was preowned, but still in the box - I had to have it. The princess that I purchased was Belle, from Beauty and the Beast. There was also a musical base that went with it that was also at the thrift store. I really lucked out to get both pieces for about six dollars. At the time, I wasn't familiar with these Disney Princesses so I had to do my research. This princess was a part of Disney Traditions, a special collection by artist Jim Shore. According to his website, Jim Shore grew up in rural South Carolina. He was the son of artistic parents who instilled in him a love of the traditional imagery of American folk art. He honed his skill as a sculptor and painter which eventually led to a partnership with Disney to create Disney Traditions. Isn't she beautifully designed?
Prices were all over the place on Ebay, but I was pleased as punch to sell her for $89.99. Honestly, I was a bit shocked, too. What are your thoughts about Disney items?